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ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

Striking silver, sword-like foliage, an excellent architectural plant for a patio tub or to lighten a dull corner
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Arching, silver-scaly leaves to 1.5m (5ft) long.
  • Brown or black
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Clump-forming perennial. Flowers may be followed by orange berries on female plants
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

 
Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
Large £40.00 each 
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  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Syn. A. chathamica, A. chathamica 'Silver Sword'. Looks stunning when spotlit at night.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Long-stalked panicles
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Peaty soil.
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6ft)
 

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